SCIP Newsletter

The latest SCIP Newsletter is available for viewing. In this edition here are important details about our Christmas/New Year service hours. The Newsletter can be downloaded here.

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Patient Survey

Our staff work hard to provide high quality cochlear implant services, audiology, (re)habilitation, scheduling, and parts and are always looking for ways to improve and develop services. In 2012 the SCIP completed a survey of patients. Shortly we’ll be surveying patients again. This time we will also be surveying health...

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SHCT Invites Applications for Personal Grants

In February of this year the SHCT invited applications for Personal Grants to assist with funding of cochlear implant treatments. The Board of the SHCT invites further applications for the 2016 year, with a closing date of 28 February 2016. In 2016 the limit for single grant applications has been...

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Interim Change to Wellington Service

Please find attached a letter concerning interim changes to the Wellington service. This letter has been sent by email to all North Island patients; it will be sent by standard post for those we do not hold an email address for. Please let us know if you have any questions....

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Changes to Vaccination Schedules

In line with other international programmes, the SCIP recommends Hib and Pneumococcal vaccinations for all recipients. From 1 July 2015 PHARMAC has changed the eligibility criteria for the Hib and Influenza vaccines to include cochlear implants. The relevant references can be found here: http://www.fightflu.co.nz/ http://www.influenza.org.nz/eligibility-criteria http://www.pharmac.govt.nz/patients/PharmaceuticalSchedule/Schedule?osq=influenza Please contact us if...

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‘Beats of Cochlea’ Music Festival

Cochlear is sponsoring ‘Beats of Cochlea’, the first International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders. Held in Warsaw Poland in 15-16 July, the festival aims to showcase the musical talents of people with hearing implants and raise awareness that people with hearing implants can still enjoy...

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SCIP Professional Seminars 2015

In 2015 the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP) will be providing a series of professional seminars in our main regional centres. The aim of these seminars is to keep people up to date with developments in the programme and to find out more about cochlear implants and what they can...

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